The event team at Tara M. Events in New York City created an extravagant celebration cultivating both aspects of Jewish and Sikh heritage. This South Asian fusion wedding took place over the course of two days at the Pier Sixty Lighthouse in Manhattan. The luxurious event weekend started off on Friday evening with the sangeet. The night was filled with colorful decor, music, dancing and performances by friends and family.
Bright and early Saturday morning the celebrations continued. The baraat started along the Hudson River, where the guest danced and enjoyed the music of the dohl player. After the hour long procession, the groom and guests went inside for the Anand Karaj.
The Anand Karaj was the first ceremony of the day, where things were done slightly differently than a traditional ceremony. The guests were all asked to remove their shoes before entering the room, and then were seated on the floor for the ceremony. The bride and groom participated in a pheres, the seven steps of marriage. While walking around the fire the priest read an excerpt from the holy book and as they finish their seventh and final lap they were officially married.
After the ceremony the guest were invited to the langer, vegetarian lunch, while the bride and groom traveled around New York City. Craig Paulson and his photography team captured elegant photos of the couple in Grand Central Terminal and the Highline, featuring the bride wearing a traditional and stunning Vera Wang dress.
The day continued with a traditional Jewish ceremony under a huppah decorated with luscious greenery and white garlands. Yamakas were distributed for each male guests and featured an intricate design, which was also seen on the ketubah.
The floral and decor team at Atlas Floral Decorators went above and beyond for this South Asian fusion wedding. From the Anand Karaj, featuring blush florals around the room, to the Jewish ceremony, to the reception featuring greenery hanging from the ceiling, and exquisite center pieces. The florals and decor created a romantic mood for the whole day.
After the couple said “I Do” the party started! The reception included a beautiful first dance by the bride and groom, memorable speeches by family members, and an exciting hora featuring all the family members and guests. The rest of the evening was spent dancing the night away to music played by a live band. The highlight of the evening was hands down the drumming company from London who played along to the music while walking around the dance floor.
Congratulations to Marin & Harjeev from all the wedding planners, wedding vendors and the entire wedding planning team at Tara M. Events, your wedding was a magical day for everyone involved.
Photography by New York wedding photographer Craig Paulson Studio